As the Evening Standard Theatre Award winners were announced this weekend, the WhatsOnStage Awards have also released their shortlist. The awards are decided by public vote and winners will be revealed in February 2018. Two RADA alumnae are in the running for acting awards.
The only major UK theatre awards voted for by the public, the WhatsOnStage Awards celebrate the best in West End, Off West End and regional theatre.
Following her Best Actress in a Musical award in 2016, RADA alumna Imelda Staunton is again nominated, this year for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Martha in the West End revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Also nominated is Juliet Stevenson, who is shortlisted for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for playing Gertrude in the Almeida Theatre production and West End transfer of Hamlet.
Both shows are also nominated for Best Play Revival, with Hamlet picking up six nominations overall.